Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Luck of the Irish. . . and $1000.00

(My lucky St. Patty's Day: I won a $1000.00 gift card for Home Depot today. Isn't that crazy? The Fedx man came to my door this morning with a certified letter. Assuming it was a bill my first words were "Oh, no". To which the delivery man said, "maybe it's a check". "Yeah right" thought my brain, but my mouth smiled politely and closed the door. As it turns out the day I decided to submit my receit online to be entered in to win, I did!)

I can't wait to start shopping. I'm leaning mostly towards carpet in the
living room, but then I could always buy 1,000 one dollar items instead, or 10 100.00 items, or 20 50.00 items, awh the endless possibilities!

I have always loved St. Patricks day. When I was 6, I saw my first real leprechaun. It flew across Mrs. Snows 1st grade classroom during story time. He had been writing us letters in green pen all week. Telling us if we were good for Mrs. Snow he would come visit us on St. Patricks day, and he kept his word. Just after lunch a flash of green light flew across the room, and all 20 kids flew after it. Until finally, Mrs. Snow snuck up and caught him in a glass jar. And, do you know what that little green man did? He turned right into a peanut shaped refrigerator magne before any of us could see what he really looked like. It was pretty disappointing when you were expecting to see a round minature person with a miniature green suit and cute red beard, but at least he left us his pot of gold which turned out to be exactly enough pennies for each child in the class.

Of course I couldn't wait to get home and tell my mom that I met a real leprechaun. She says I wouldn't stop talking about it for weeks, so she felt obligated to sit me down and have a "talk". Whenever my mom needed to have a "talk", it made my stomach turn even at age 6. In this "talk" she told me that Santa and Leprechauns weren't real. Double Whammy. I told her "I didn't care about Santa, but she was wrong about Leprechauns" and ran to my room crying. She says she still regrets that "talk" to this day. I think a bit of me does too. What's so wrong with believing in childhood magic as a little person. It's so fun.

Today I spent the better part of the morning educating my little children about Irish folk lore via youtube. We watched a few leprechaun cartoons and then got dressed in all green, and delivered cookies to the people at dad's office in our fabulously festive outfits. The kids are napping at the moment and I'm about to go catch a leprechaun for them to recatch tonight and set up a near by pot of gold (Reese's chocolates). I can't wait, I love this holiday!

9 comments:

Dustin & Erin said...

Lucky girl! How fun would it be to have $1000 extra to spend just at Home Depot!

Christy said...

What a fun story... and lucky winnings! Have fun shopping!

Ammo and Josh said...

L-U-C-K-Y D-U-C-K!!!!

MARTHA said...

How fun! I can just imagine the possibilities. Let me know what you do with your prize. Happy St. Paddy's Day to you and yours.

Stephanie M Larsen said...

I'll give an update when I spend it! I can hardly believe it, and on St. Patricks day to boot!

whitney said...

Aparently I am the only person who didn't do a dang thing for St. P's day. I don't think any of us even wore green. Maybe next year when Roman has a clue what is going on.

Brad is so mad about you Home Depot win. More like livid. He enters his receipts ALL the time and has never won.
Enjoy your 1000!

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

love the costumes!!! Your so fun! What great memories for the kiddies!

I am so jealous/ happy for you winning the home depot thing! You are the perfect person to win that with all of yourprojects on the go. Let us know what you buy!

Ammo and Josh said...

I forgot to mention how much I love love LOVE the photo with you all wearing green! Your kids are darling!

Cairns said...

I love celebrating the little holidays, every day should be a holiday! Congrats on winning the money, I was just starting to wonder if they really did give away money or if they just want to get your info... :)